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DISTRICT: Calgary Southeast
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Jason KenneyCON4498775.18% X
James LudwarLIB619310.35%
Eric LeavittNDP45847.66%
Gus GutoskiGRN40766.81%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 237 of 237 polls reporting

Ridings

247 Calgary Southeast

2006 Candidates:
CON:Jason Kenney (Incumbent)
GRN:Gus Gutoski
LIB:James Ludwar
NDP:Eric Leavitt


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This suburban riding borders the Calgary city limits in the south and east, follows 114th Avenue Southwest, Barlow Trail Southeast, Deerfoot Trail Southeast and Glenmore Trail Southeast in the north, and follows the CP Rail line in the west. It includes both older areas and the newer southeast neighbourhoods of McKenzie Lake and Douglas Glen.

Fifteen per cent of this riding's residents are immigrants.

Small businesses generate most of the economic activity here, along with some manufacturing. The average family income in 2001 was $95,013, and unemployment was 4.5 per cent.

This riding was created in 1986 from parts of Calgary South and Calgary East. In 1996, 40 per cent of the riding was carved away, while 13 per cent of Calgary Southwest was added. In 2004, 11 per cent of the riding was redistributed elsewhere.

Population: 107,432

Political History
In the past three elections, Jason Kenney of the Reform, Canadian Alliance and now Conservative parties has had an easy win here. In 2004, he beat Liberal Jim Tanner by a margin of 28,365 votes.

The former Calgary South was the riding of Conservative R.B. Bennett, who was prime minister from 1930 to 1935. Since 1945, the seat has only twice gone to Liberals – most recently, to Pat Mahoney, who in 1968 became the last Liberal elected in Calgary. A succession of Tories held the seat from 1972 to 1993, when it was taken by Reform's Jan Brown.

Calgary Southeast:
1988 - PC
1993, 1997 - REF
2000 - CA
2004 - CON




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Jason Kenney

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birth date: May 30, 1968
Age: 37
Birthplace: Oakville, Ont.

Education: Completed undergraduate studies at the St. Ignatius Institute of the University of San Francisco

Career background: In the summers of 1988 and 1989, was executive assistant to the leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal party and the minister of finance. In the early 1990s, he was the founding executive director of the Alberta Taxpayers Association, and from 1994-1996, was the president and CEO of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. In the community, he is director of the Canadian Catholic Civil Rights League and of CIVITAS. He is a founding member of the National Foundation for Family Research and Education, and director of the Sir Winston Churchill Society. He has been named One of 21 Canadians to Watch in the 21st Century by the Financial Post (1995), One of Canada's Leading Conservative Activists by the Globe and Mail (1994) and One of Canada's Top 100 Leaders of the Future by Macleans magazine (1993).

Political History
Party: Was a member of the national council of the Canadian Alliance. Was a caucus chair of the United Alternative project, and co-chaired the Canadian Alliance 2000 national campaign.
Federal: Elected in Calgary Southeast in 1997, 2000 and 2004.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committee: Former member: Public Accounts; Finance. Member: Official Languages
Caucus: Canadian Alliance/Reform critic areas: Canada-U.S. Relations; Finance; National Revenue. Has been the Conservative party's Canada-U.S. relations critic since January 2004

Campaign Office:
111-10325 Bonaventure Drive S.E.
Calgary, Alta.
(403) 225-3480
www.jasonkenney.com

Capital Address:
Room 930 Confederation Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-2235



Gus Gutoski

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Education: Is a graduate student studying quantum computation at the University of Calgary
Career Background: Is an accomplished software developer, having held positions at companies such as Microsoft and SoftImage

Campaign Office:
ggutoski@greenparty.ca
403-249-9342


James Ludwar

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birthplace: Melville, Sask.

Education: Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995

Career Background: Moved to Calgary in 1999 and formed a law partnership, the Bayda Ludwar Law Firm, a boutique firm specializing primarily in disability law, representing disabled clients against insurers and HRDC Canada Pension Plan. Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association, and both the Alberta and Saskatchewan Law Societies

Campaign Office:
Suite 7, 675 Acadia Drive
Tel: (403) 536-3456
Fax:(403) 444-0000
james@jamesludwar.ca
www.jamesludwar.ca




Eric Leavitt

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Washington. Master of Teaching degree from the University of Calgary

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Marsha Haug
Children: Two sons

Career Background: Has been a teacher in Calgary for the past six years, primarily as a mathematics teacher. Prior to teaching, he worked for an environmental consulting company in Calgary where he held a range of senior management positions

Community Activities: Coaches junior high basketball. Active member of the Unitarian Church of Calgary, where he is currently president of its Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Marsha, were joint recipients of the Irvine Award, given annually for exceptional service to the church community. He has also volunteered with the Calgary Boys Choir, the Canadian Choral Music School, and Citizens Against Racial and Religious Discrimination (CARRD)

Campaign Office:
EricLeavitt@albertaNDP.ca




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ELECTION RESULTSDetails>
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Total Elected and Leading
CON124036.27%
LIB103030.23%
BQ51010.48%
NDP29017.48%
IND10.52%
OTH005.02%

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